The stunning variety of works in Kazuo Nakamura’s oeuvre reflects an intensely curious, experimental mind that sought to dissect nature, intent on understanding its underlying structure. At first he painted cityscapes of Vancouver, then the wilderness of the British Columbia interior where his family was interned during the Second World War. After he settled in Toronto, his works explored the nature of time and space, oscillating between figuration and abstraction. Drawing on mathematics, science, philosophy, and art history, and blending Eastern and Western influences, Nakamura created art that gradually peeled away the layers of the visible world to expose the beauty of its numerical structure.

  • First Frost, 1941

    First Frost 1941

  • Twelve Mile Lake, 1944

    Twelve Mile Lake 1944

  • Autumn, c.1950

    Autumn c.1950

  • Morning Mist, 1951

    Morning Mist 1951

  • Hillside 1954

    Hillside 1954

  • Inner Structure, 1956

    Inner Structure 1956

  • Infinite Waves 1957

    Infinite Waves 1957

  • August, Morning Reflections 1961

    August, Morning Reflections 1961

  • Galaxies, 1964

    Galaxies 1964

  • Reversed Images, 1965

    Reversed Images 1965

  • Tower Structures, 1967

    Tower Structures 1967

  • Two Horizons 1968

    Two Horizons 1968

  • Spatial Concept, Geometry, 1958

    Spatial Concept, Geometry 1968

  • Number Structure II 1984

    Number Structure II 1984

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